Jared and I spent Saturday afternoon at Navy Pier for the Flower and Garden show. It wasn't as cool as I thought it'd be. Especially since it was not outdoors and flooded with horrible indoor lighting. We were really hoping from some great natural photos of flowers- some turned out... ok. But one of the main reasons we wanted to go was for the "Garden Gourmet" sessions featuring local chefs and/or tv personalities that focused on food. Of the long list of presenters, I only really wanted to be there to see Gale Gand. Plus we had a copy of the Tru cookbook in our collection (thanks to my sister and her husband, C+D). Gale was hawking her new cookbook Short + Sweet and demo'd the Pavlova with her two little daughters, talking especially about involving your kids while cooking. Very cute!
Short + Sweet
Gale also mentioned that she's coming out with a brunch book around Mother's Day
It was a pretty cool day as it's rare that I get to meet someone famous and get their autograph. And yes, much like The French Laundry incident, I had trouble finding my words when talking to her. (I'm such a doofus) Good thing Jared was there to save the day.